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Oiseaux, si tous les ans

Language: French

Oiseaux, si tous les ans
Vous [changez de]1 climats,
Dès que le triste hiver
Dépouille nos bocages;
Ce n'est pas seulement
Pour changer de feuillages,
[Ni]2 pour éviter nos frimats;
Mais votre destinée
Ne vous permet d'aimer,
Qu'à la saison des fleurs.
Et quand elle est passée,
Vous la cherchez ailleurs,
Afin d'aimer toute l'année.



Translation(s): ENG SPA ITA

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1 or "quittez nos"
2 or "Et"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Christie Turnage Turner) , "You birds, so every year", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Pilar Lirio) , "Aves, si todos los años", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Uccelli, se sempre ogni anno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Uccelli, se sempre ogni anno

Language: Italian

Uccelli se sempre ogni anno
i nostri climi lasciate,
non appena l'inverno triste
i nostri alberi spoglia,
non è soltanto perché
ormai cadono tutte le foglie,
o per evitare le gelate.
E' perché il vostro destino
non vi permette di amare
che nella stagione dei fiori.
E quando quella è ormai passata
altrove voi la cercate,
per poter amare tutto l'anno.



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Authorship

    * Translation from French to Italian copyright © 2010 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, f (DOT) albeggiani (AT) gmail (DOT) com, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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